Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 148 177
Rank change year-on-year +65 +29 -34
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 174 86 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.22% 1.53% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 1.66% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 117 66 20
Scotland median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.56% -10.00% +1.52%
10th Percentile £22,550 £28,500 £21,125
90th Percentile £82,500 £70,250 £62,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,019 5,170 4,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.91% 91.96% 92.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,232 3,304 2,941
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,075 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +61 103 £56,250 +2.27% 21
Glasgow -7 47 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Highlands - 7 £21,000 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Stirling - 3 £38,000 -
Fife - 3 - - 2
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £23,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £26,500 - 1
Dundee - 1 £26,500 - 1
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 49 (28.16%) Security Operations
2 46 (26.44%) SIEM
3 45 (25.86%) Finance
4 42 (24.14%) Information Security
5 41 (23.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 38 (21.84%) CISSP
7 36 (20.69%) Splunk
8 35 (20.11%) Vulnerability Management
9 34 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (19.54%) Network Security
10 32 (18.39%) Firewall
11 30 (17.24%) Threat Management
12 28 (16.09%) QRadar
13 27 (15.52%) Degree
14 26 (14.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 24 (13.79%) Data Loss Prevention
15 24 (13.79%) PKI
15 24 (13.79%) Qualys
16 22 (12.64%) CISM
17 21 (12.07%) CRM
17 21 (12.07%) Windows
17 21 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
18 20 (11.49%) Linux
19 19 (10.92%) Java
19 19 (10.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
21 17 (9.77%) SDLC
22 16 (9.20%) GDPR
22 16 (9.20%) SQL

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.30%) JBoss
2 4 (2.30%) SAS
2 4 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.90%) Office 365
4 10 (5.75%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.87%) SaaS
6 4 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.15%) IaaS
7 2 (1.15%) Serverless
8 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (19.54%) Network Security
2 32 (18.39%) Firewall
3 5 (2.87%) DNS
3 5 (2.87%) Internet
4 3 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.15%) DHCP
5 2 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.15%) LAN
5 2 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.15%) VLAN
5 2 (1.15%) VPN
6 1 (0.57%) IPsec
6 1 (0.57%) SSH
6 1 (0.57%) SSL
6 1 (0.57%) WAN
6 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.90%) DB2
2 8 (4.60%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.60%) NoSQL
2 8 (4.60%) RDBMS
2 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.87%) Big Data
4 4 (2.30%) Blockchain
4 4 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.30%) QlikView
5 3 (1.72%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.57%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.60%) JUnit
2 7 (4.02%) Cucumber
2 7 (4.02%) Selenium
3 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.15%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.57%) WebScarab
General
1 45 (25.86%) Finance
2 14 (8.05%) Banking
3 9 (5.17%) Legal
3 9 (5.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.87%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.30%) Marketing
5 4 (2.30%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.72%) Electronics
7 2 (1.15%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Games
8 1 (0.57%) Military
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (22.41%) Consultant
1 39 (22.41%) Security Consultant
2 21 (12.07%) Architect
3 19 (10.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 19 (10.92%) IT Consultant
3 19 (10.92%) IT Security Consultant
4 16 (9.20%) Senior Consultant
4 16 (9.20%) Senior Security Consultant
5 13 (7.47%) Analyst
5 13 (7.47%) Security Engineer
5 13 (7.47%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.75%) Developer
6 10 (5.75%) IT Manager
6 10 (5.75%) Security Analyst
6 10 (5.75%) Senior Architect
7 8 (4.60%) Managing Consultant
7 8 (4.60%) Security Manager
7 8 (4.60%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
7 8 (4.60%) Senior IT Consultant
7 8 (4.60%) Senior IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.90%) Hibernate
2 8 (4.60%) Spring
2 8 (4.60%) Spring Boot
3 7 (4.02%) Web Services
4 5 (2.87%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.87%) REST
4 5 (2.87%) SOAP
5 4 (2.30%) J2EE
5 4 (2.30%) Java EE
5 4 (2.30%) Struts
5 4 (2.30%) XML
6 3 (1.72%) .NET
7 2 (1.15%) CSS
7 2 (1.15%) Express
7 2 (1.15%) HTML
7 2 (1.15%) Node.js
7 2 (1.15%) React
8 1 (0.57%) OAuth
8 1 (0.57%) OpenID
8 1 (0.57%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 41 (23.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 26 (14.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 24 (13.79%) PKI
4 10 (5.75%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.60%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.02%) Cyberattack
8 6 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (3.45%) Driving Licence
9 5 (2.87%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.87%) Cybercrime
9 5 (2.87%) User Experience
10 4 (2.30%) Mainframe
10 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.72%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.72%) Fintech
11 3 (1.72%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.07%) Windows
2 20 (11.49%) Linux
3 7 (4.02%) Unix
4 5 (2.87%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) Android
8 1 (0.57%) Solaris
8 1 (0.57%) VMS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.16%) Security Operations
2 46 (26.44%) SIEM
3 42 (24.14%) Information Security
4 35 (20.11%) Vulnerability Management
5 34 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (17.24%) Threat Management
7 24 (13.79%) Data Loss Prevention
8 21 (12.07%) CRM
9 18 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (9.77%) SDLC
11 15 (8.62%) Coaching
12 13 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (7.47%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 13 (7.47%) Threat Intelligence
13 12 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
13 12 (6.90%) Security Management
14 11 (6.32%) Data Protection
14 11 (6.32%) Security Architecture
14 11 (6.32%) TDD
15 10 (5.75%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.92%) Java
2 16 (9.20%) SQL
3 11 (6.32%) Java 8
4 10 (5.75%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.45%) Python
6 5 (2.87%) C#
7 4 (2.30%) C++
8 3 (1.72%) C
8 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.15%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (21.84%) CISSP
2 27 (15.52%) Degree
3 22 (12.64%) CISM
4 12 (6.90%) CISA
5 11 (6.32%) CEH
6 10 (5.75%) CompTIA Security+
7 9 (5.17%) CRISC
7 9 (5.17%) MCSA
7 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.02%) CISMP
8 7 (4.02%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.02%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.45%) CCNA
9 6 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.45%) SANS
10 5 (2.87%) CCENT
10 5 (2.87%) MCP
10 5 (2.87%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (2.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (9.20%) GDPR
3 9 (5.17%) QA
4 6 (3.45%) PCI DSS
5 5 (2.87%) SLA
6 4 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (2.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.15%) COBIT
7 2 (1.15%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.30%) Docker
2 4 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.30%) vSphere
3 3 (1.72%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.72%) Firmware
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.72%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (16.09%) QRadar
2 5 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.87%) Puppet
3 4 (2.30%) SCCM
3 4 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.72%) PowerCLI
4 3 (1.72%) SCOM
5 2 (1.15%) Ansible
5 2 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.15%) Terraform
6 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.57%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.57%) Malwarebytes
6 1 (0.57%) Nessus
6 1 (0.57%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 36 (20.69%) Splunk
2 24 (13.79%) Qualys
3 14 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.60%) Cisco
4 8 (4.60%) Sybase
5 6 (3.45%) Google
6 5 (2.87%) Oracle
7 4 (2.30%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.30%) Chordiant
7 4 (2.30%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.30%) VMware
8 3 (1.72%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.72%) Brocade
8 3 (1.72%) Citrix
8 3 (1.72%) HP
9 2 (1.15%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.15%) Dell
9 2 (1.15%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.15%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.15%) Symantec